Guess which Star Wars characters might be getting spin-offs?

Guess which Star Wars characters might be getting spin-offs?

If you sided with the camp that assumed, when news of Disney's buying Lucasfilm broke, that the house of Mouse would actually turn the Star Wars franchise into a viable property - much like they have with Marvel movies - then give yourselves a pat on the back. 

It looks as though Disney are not only firing up the Star Wars universe as the money-spinner to end all money-spinners (after Lucas more or less turned everyone in our universe off the very idea of it, cough cough Jabba walking cough cough), but they're doing it in such a way that isn't going to suck completely. 

First, they announced that the first of the new films - sequels to the original trilogy - would be written by Michael Arndt and directed by J.J. Abrams, which nearly everybody agrees is a terrific idea. 

Now, it looks as though there'll be two standalone movies - currently being written by Star Wars royalty in the form of Lawrence Kasdan (oh yeah and Simon Kinberg) - that focus on the early days of everyone's favourite bounty hunter and Mandalorian: Han Solo, and Boba Fett. 

Reports Entertainment Weekly, "The Han Solo story would take place in the time period between Revenge of the Sith and the first Star Wars (now known as A New Hope), so although it’s possible Harrison Ford could appear as a framing device, the movie would require a new actor for the lead — one presumably much younger than even the 35-year-old Ford when he appeared in the 1977 original. 

"The Boba Fett film would take place either between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, or between Empire and Jedi, where the bounty hunter was last seen plunging unceremoniously into a sarlacc pit. Exactly who would play him isn’t much of a complication – in the original trilogy, he never took off his helmet. And in the prequels, we learned he was the son of the original stormtrooper clone, played by Temuera Morrison, who’s still the right age for the part if his services were required."

There's been no comment as yet by Disney and/or Lucasfilm, but word on the street seems to be that the rumours are pretty legit. 

If that's true, may the movies be as thrilling as this person's tattoo(s):

We can only hope. 

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  • Calvin Hobbes's avatar
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    Calvin Hobbes
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    Thursday 07 Feb 2013 - 3:05 PM
    If any character from Star Wars was to get their own spin off, it should be Sy Snootles from Return of the Jedi.

    She has the lips, the legs, the body and the voice of a Goddess...she'd be a hit anywhere in the universe.

    She's infinitely better than that Beyonce woman and she never lip synchs.
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  • enpassant's avatar
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    enpassant
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    Saturday 09 Feb 2013 - 1:35 AM
    If they can do as well as they have done with the Marvel Franchise then I am very excited. Either way now with a number of small Star Wars Fans in my house in tow, this big Star Wars fan will be going along to see them. At least until they prove unwatchable.

    I'll be interested in how they position the stories and watch impact that has on the material in the Original series - do Han and Boba Fett have a common back story. Is this why Boba Fett knows Han's, float off with the garbage trick in Empire Strikes Back.
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